CCTV released after bike theft

The Advertiser Series: CYCLE THEFT: British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a stolen bike CYCLE THEFT: British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a stolen bike

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following the theft of a bike from Darlington station.

The theft took place shortly after 10.30am on Thursday, June 26.

PC Tony McGhin, of British Transport Police (BTP), said: “The bike, a red Carrera Vulcan XC, worth £200, was secured at the station’s cycle racks shortly before 7am.

“When the owner returned, he found it had been taken.”

As part of their investigation into the incident, officers have studied CCTV from the station.

PC McGhin added: “I believe the man in the images we have released has valuable information about this theft.

“I would ask anyone who recognises him to get in contact.”

BTP has issued bike security advice to cyclists, including:

• Whenever you need to leave your bike, lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand or a strong immovable object;

• Whenever possible, lock your bike in a busy, well-lit and CCTV-covered area;

• Consider using more than one lock to secure your bike and ensure that you use a recognised security standard lock;

• Make the lock and bike hard to manoeuvre when parked by ensuring you leave as little room as possible between the stand and the bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800-405-040, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B4 of 14/07/2014.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

grandmab says...

Did all that , and bike was in my own locked yard with security lights. It was triple locked and covered with a tarp. Did not stop them and no one heard a thing. These are professional bike thieves and you will only get bits and pieces back if you marked it because they take them apart and rebuild them.
Did all that , and bike was in my own locked yard with security lights. It was triple locked and covered with a tarp. Did not stop them and no one heard a thing. These are professional bike thieves and you will only get bits and pieces back if you marked it because they take them apart and rebuild them. grandmab
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